Saturday, December 11, 2004

The Crib :

The tradition of building cribs in churches and homes began in the 13th century by the Franciscan friars. The actual crib where Christ was born was brought from Bethlehem in the seventh century and is preserved at the Liberian Basilica in Rome.

The main characters in the crib are naturally the new born baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph together with the cow, the donkey and the sheep; the Sheppard, some with a sheep on the shoulder and the three Kings who came to visit the new born baby bearing gifts of myrrh, frankincense and gold.

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